Waterweed adventures in America
Megan Reid, CBC Masters student, has recently returned from a productive three-month stint in the USA. Her mission? Conducting surveys for natural enemies and potential biological control agents of Mexican water lily (Nymphaea mexicana), which has become an invasive species in South Africa.
SARChI appoints new Rhodes University Chair
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have appointed Rhodes University Head of Entomology, Distinguished Professor Martin Hill, as one of its South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) chair.
The fly has flown!
Friday, 12th October 2018 marked a historic event for the Centre for Biological Control (CBC) with the release of a biological control agent, the fly, Hydrellia egeriae, to control Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa) - a submerged aquatic weed.
The CBC hosts 21st Weed Biological Control Short Course
The course has become an annual event with space for 25 delegates per course. Each year, spaces on the course are more competitive to get and fill up fast. This year course took place from 1st – 5th October.